Merchants and Migrants in Nineteenth-Century Beirut.

Fawaz, Leila Tarazi.

Book ID: 714

ISBN:      0674569253

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8vo. x, [1], 182 pp., [1], 1 plan, b/w plates, tables, cloth in d/w, biblio, index, Harvard Middle Eastern Studies Series No: 18, Harvard University Press, Cambridge / Massachusetts / London, 1983.

Synopsis

During the 19th century, Beirut was transformed from a provincial town of 6,000 to a political and cultural centre of 120,000, becoming the leading seaport of the eastern Mediterranean. This study examines for the first time the migration that lay behind much of this growth – why the migrants came, what economic changes resulted, and particularly how social relations among the city’s religious communities were transformed. [Jacket].

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